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The Meaning of Wisconsin: A Leftist Resurgence

Shannon Ikebe
February 25
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The time has finally come. Ever since the beginning of the global, systemic crisis of the neoliberal economy in 2008, there has been a hope for the leftist resurgence that could finally bury three decades of right-wing hegemony. The establishment politicians began imposing further austerity measures...

Freshman Stress On the Rise

Eva Sachs
February 18
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The first year of college can be easily stressful for anybody. Being away from friends and family for the first time, taking on new responsibilities — not to mention countless new opportunities like choices of classes, extracurricular activities, and so on — make it easy for a student to overexert...

Mubarak Vs. The Muslim Brotherhood: Pigeonholing the Debate

George Berry
February 11
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The discussion in the major American media sources concerning the protests in Egypt has been strange to watch. The Obama administration has certainly clouded the debate by taking contradictory positions — some in the same news cycle. Yet regardless of official policy, one would hope that our national...

Beyond Jon Stewart: Escaping Democratic Centrism And Finding a New Left

Shannon Ikebe
February 11
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“Why would you work with Marxists actively subverting our Constitution?” So rhetorically posed Jon Stewart at the “Rally to Restore Sanity” last October. As an activist of the Marxist persuation, I can certainly assure the darling of liberal America that I am not in the business of subverting the ...

Explaining Oberlin Earth First

Kalan Sherrard
December 4
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Two weeks ago, when one of the premier global warming skeptics, Richard Lindzen, came to speak, several of us in and outside of Earth First! got together and decided we needed to emphasize the danger of posing such views as an authentic or credible discourse. We came to this decision guided by our consideration...

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